Turbo-charging Swale’s economy: making it a regional powerhouse

The business landscape is rapidly changing and standing still is not an option – Swale needs to innovate. With Kent Science Park at the heart of the proposals for Highsted Park – Swale can become a leader for inward investment especially targeting growth sectors.

The proposal is for circa 80 acres of new commercial space to include offices, manufacturing and distribution alongside an extension to Kent Science Park. In addition, to support the local community there will be job opportunities in local centres and in the creative and high growth sectors.

What sort of jobs does Swale need and want?

  • Jobs in green technology, which forms the basis of the next industrial revolution.
  • There is a demand for apprenticeships and career progression for young people in Swale.
  • Kent Science Park is already home to top local employers and the Highsted Park proposals seek to grow this phenomenal asset.


  • 5,000 new jobs across the entire development.
  • A range of employment opportunities to support a new community.
  • Removes barriers for existing companies and supercharges accessibility by reducing queues around the area – a major hindrance to economic success.
  • Space for innovation and growth with more flexibility.
  • Creation of jobs for local people in both the public and private sector.